Tickets sold out for Oilers ’84 reunion, Canucks president Trevor Linden takes part in Alps cycling race, Canadiens legend Yvan Cournoyer on the skills required to be Habs captain, and Devin Setoguchi talks about his new contract.
EDMONTON SUN: Tickets have sold out for the October 10 reunion at Rexall Place of the 1984 Oilers championship roster.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Those tickets sold out quickly, which shouldn’t be surprising. Hard to believe it’s been 30 years since the Oilers won their first championship. Anyone else feeling old?
VANCOUVER PROVINCE: Canucks president Trevor Linden is using his holiday to take part in a cycling race through the French Alps.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Well, of course he is. Doesn’t everyone spend their vacation taking part in endurance contests?
MONTREAL GAZETTE: Canadiens Hall of Famer Yvan Cournoyer believes off-ice skills are key to being captain of the Habs.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Captaincy of the Canadiens is among the most high-pressure roles in the NHL. It’ll be interesting to see who gets the job this season. P.K. Subban, Andrei Markov and Tomas Plekanec have been speculated as possible candidates.
CALGARY HERALD: Devin Setoguchi is relieved an NHL team is willing to take a chance on him. Over the weekend the Flames signed the 27-year-old winger to a one-year, $750K contract.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: This could be Setoguchi’s last chance to continue his NHL career.